NAFDAC warns public of contaminated Continental Mills products

NIGERIA – The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has notified the public that foreign material contamination has been found in the U.S. made Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix manufactured by Continental Mills, a Seattle-based, family-owned business.

Continental Mills had recalled the product after fragments from a cable used to clear the processing line were discovered in a limited amount of product.

NAFDAC alerted the public through a statement to health providers, consumers, retailers, distributors and importers, asking for the discontinuation of the usage and sale of Great Value Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix.

The alert signed by NAFDAC Director General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, stated that the product was distributed in the U.S. via the retail giant, Walmart. The products are now being recalled after they had been distributed into the Nigerian market.

According to her, no contaminated product has been reported by consumers to date and no injuries have been reported to date.

The Director-General, on behalf of NAFDAC, implores importers, distributors, retailers, healthcare providers and consumers to exercise caution in the importation, distribution, sale and use of the recalled product.

Adeyeye noted that to date, Nigeria hadn’t recorded any injury related to the contaminated product.

NAFDAC encourages healthcare professionals, consumers and patients to report adverse events related to the use of this product to the nearest NAFDAC office, NAFDAC PRASCOR (20543 TOLLS FREE from all networks,” she said.

Continental Mills recently issued two recalls for their pancake and waffle mixes. Their nationwide recall is for their Great Value Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix, which is sold at Walmart and has a “best by” date of 09/01/2023.

The company’s Kroger Buttermilk Pancake & Waffle Mix was distributed to states such as Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. This recalled mix comes in a two-pound box and has “best by” dates listing 09/01/2023 and 09/02/2023.

The company adds that in both instances, no consumers have reported any contaminated product and there have been no injuries reported to date.

“Food Safety is the highest priority for Continental Mills and the company is acting swiftly for the safety of consumers. Continental Mills is working with the FDA and retailers to ensure any affected product is removed from the marketplace immediately,” Continental said.

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